The Darkwood, also referred to as "Darkwoods", is an odd region somewhere in Poland. Once a rural place, it has been cut of from the outside world and appears to be suffering semi-apocalyptic conditions.
Most of the local population consists of villagers and farmers, typical for a more rural region like this one. However, many died because of the deadly plagues, became prey of the many nightmarish monsters that now roam the land, or degenerated into savages and other monstrosities created by the plagues themselves. Some background information on the past of the region is given away by the Cripple.